Cory Booker will soon be New Jersey’s first Black Senator. Yesterday (Oct. 17), the Mayor of Newark, NJ defeated Steve Lonegan in a special election to represent New Jersey in the U. S. Senate after the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in office this past June.
The U.S.’s longest serving Senator, Robert Byrd passed away today at the age of 92. The senator had held his seat for longer than 50 years and was the oldest member of congress at the time of his death. Byrd is noted for various controversial political stances that date back to the 50’s. This includes […]